Almost a year?? Crap.

Portrait

Hey followers and new viewers. As I was setting up to drop this post, I had a birds-eye view of all dates on my previous uploads and it hit me that it had been 11 months between Mar 2020 and Feb 2021 where I hadnโ€™t posted at all.

I went from posting 3 times a week, to once a week, to somehow, finding myself not posting for almost a year. Has anyone else had this much of a drought on their website? Iโ€™d really like to hear about it in the comments.

This photo is from the same series as the other photo. Iโ€™m trying to get back to posting more content but, first, I need to get back to creating. Wish me luck!

And… smile!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Glamour, natural light, Outdoors, photography, Portrait, portraiture

I love when I catch a natural smile during a shoot. You can fake a smile but, the real, unprompted ones are so much better โ˜บ๏ธ. It’s such a great feeling when you form a connection with the people you’re photographing. It’s one of my favorite things about capturing people. The energy exchange is incredible when you have a good rapport. I can’t wait to start shooting this woman again ๐Ÿ˜Š

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It’s Friday! Can you tell from today’s post? :-)

Glamour, natural light, photography, Portrait, portraiture, studio

No big speech today. Just this image.. Consume it and get ready for the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

Find Jackiee here- http://www.instagram.com/jay_ingram

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Who wants more Jackiee? :-)

boudoir, Glamour, natural light, photography, Portrait, studio

Well, luckily for you, we have her back for another post this week ๐Ÿ˜‰

She is a stone-cold stunner and she was definitely in her zone when we shot this.

We have great work chemistry ๐Ÿ™‚

Check her out here- http://www.instagram.com/jay_ingram

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“Welcome Home” Live on SG 12/2/19 at 4pm est

boudoir, natural light, photography, Portrait, portraiture

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Fun with gels- Week 2, Day 1

gel shot, Headshot, photography, Portrait, portraiture, self portrait, strobe photography, studio

We’re back and continuing the series we started last week. I realized something after I posted the images last week. I have to edit my headshots with a higher degree of scrutiny if I want them to look as polished as my full lenght portraits.

I started out doing headshots and left them behind for awhile. I know the level to which I used to edit my older shots and I told myself it was no longer necessary. For full-length shots, that’s absolutely true.

For these shots I’m going to show you this week, there has been quite a lot of time put into editing. More so than even last week’s shots.

Anyway… enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Another Friday! These are always welcome here! :-)

boudoir, Glamour, natural light, photography, Portrait, portraiture, Sunset

It’s amazing what golden-hour light can do to a subject! It’s fleeting. It can be overpowering. It can be intimidating to work with. With all the things that can go wrong with this very limited window of amazing light, so many things can go unpredictably right. I did not imagine any of these shots would come out this way. I had already successfully shot golden hour photos in the past. With those photos, I had a kind of vision in mind and when we attempted it, the results were mostly what we’d thought they would be.

In this instance however, I had no idea how the shots would come out and I really disliked the idea of shooting in such an overpowering light scenario this day. Fortunately, we did the shoot anyway. We ended up coming away with something magical!ย  I also learned something about different ways to light people.

I say all this to say that if you have room for it, allow your creativity to run rampant once in awhile. Have fun creating and collaborating. You’ll surprise yourself sometimes. Sometimes things won’t go your way and that’ll be disappointing but, other times you get shots that feel like once-in-a-lifetime shots. It is incredibly difficult to replicate golden-hour shots because the sun needs to be at a position that it’s in only one time per year and if you have any precipitation that day or cloud cover…..well, you don’t get your shots.

I may go more into that but, that will definitely be another post at another time in the future. Anyway.. go enjoy your well-deserved weekend off if you happen to be off on the weekends!!

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